Jason Ryan has left his post as manager of the Kildare footballers after two years in charge. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Jason Ryan has stepped down as manager of the Kildare footballers. From Waterford, Ryan spent two years in charge of Kildare, having taken over on th(...)

Kerry manager Eamon Fitzmaurice with selector Diarmuid Murphy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Éamonn Fitzmaurice gave a small smile when asked if he expected that scoreline when he walked out the door of his house in the morning. Seven goals(...)

Derry’s Barry Grant in action against  Cavan’s Thomas Edward Donohoe and Luke Fortune during the Ulster minor football final. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Kildare 2-14 Cavan 2-12 Kildare had to withstand a late Cavan rally before securing their place in the All-Ireland MFC semi-final at Páirc Ta(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy was much less influential against Monaghan than he had been in previous games in Ulster. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Possession in Gaelic football has never been more significant – the battle to keep it, now as much as winning it. In consecutive weekends domin(...)

Kildare’s Emmet Bolton feels the pain following the heavy Leinster semi-final defeat by Dublin.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If formlines can be trusted – a sizeable ‘if’ at the best of times – these are two dead evenly matched teams. Both have a water-boarding from Dublin(...)

Kevin McManamon is well aware that he is not guarenteed a place in the Dublin team for their Leinster Senior Football Championship final against Kildare. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

“If I start sneezing now, it’s because I have hay fever, that’s all”, says Kevin McManamon, ruining the chance to cast some doubt over his fitness. Ex(...)

Eoghan O’Flaherty goal gave Kildare some breathing space against Offaly. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Kildare 1-15 Offaly 1-13 Pat Flanagan bemoaned what he claimed was a common absence of fair play for “so-called lower teams” after Offaly’s narrow def(...)

Dublin’s Donal McIlgorm and Kildare’s Daniel Courtney battle for possession during the  Leinster minor football semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 3-16 Dublin 3-13 A clinical Kildare proved too strong for a wasteful Dublin as they secured a well-deserved 3-16 to 3-13 victory in their Ele(...)

Andriú MacLochlainn disputes referee Cormac Reilly’s decision to award a free to Bernard Brogan and Dublin in the dying moments of the Leinster semi-final in 2011. Kildare moved on to the qualifiers and did not get a second bite at their rivals that year. photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was on this weekend four years ago that an injury-time free was all that separated Dublin and Kildare. Not just any injury-time free. A riotously d(...)

Kildare will have their hands full trying to prevent Diarmuid Connolly (left) and Paul Flynn from spraying kick passes into the danger zone and keeping tabs on the full forwards. Photograph: Inpho

In two-year increments Kildare’s challenge to Dublin has slipped away since the 2009 Leinster final. The tale is told most graphically by the bookm(...)